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NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the new rules unveiled last week, which take effect next month, could force India to “impose reciprocal measures" if it isn't resolved. The new rules require Indians visiting the U.K. to quara
“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump. The book tells the story of Theo Byrne and his son Robin, Robbie for short. Theo is an astrobiologist, which is a job that sounds very cool to his son. He searches the cosmos for life on other planets! Robin is a pre-teen boy “on the spectrum,” as Powers writes (the word “autism” appears only twice, both times as
Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to continue to work closely with the newly re-elected prime minister on Tuesday a day ahead of the province's vaccine certificate program rollout. Doug Ford congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on winning Monday's election in an open letter before saying it was a contentious campaign. Ford says he knows many people are concerned about their civil liberties being impeded by the certificates that are set to be introduced Wednesday. Certificates proving that a
RCMP investigators pulled out all the stops when they arrested and interviewed Greg Fertuck on Oct. 25, 2017, in connection with his wife Sheree Fertuck's disappearance. Two veteran officers went head-to-head with the suspected killer for six hours at the Saskatoon detachment. Staff Sgt. Charles Lerat did the primary interview, while Sgt. Chad Clark did an evidence presentation using still photos and video that laid out the police case against Greg. At one point, they enlisted the help of Lanna
NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet. Other pressing issues include rising U.S.-China tensions, Afghanistan’s unsettled future under its new Taliban rulers and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region.
An official with Elections Canada says she has not received any direct complaints about voting access problems related to COVID-19. CBC News heard from a few voters who were unable to get to the polls Monday due to the need to self-isolate, and who were upset there was no other option for them. Françoise Enguehard, regional media advisor for Elections Canada in the Atlantic provinces, says that's why at the beginning of the election period Elections Canada stressed people should be strategic and
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Despite a close loss against the incumbent Liberal candidate Michael McLeod, the NDP's Kelvin Kotchilea, who was a near second place, isn't too beat up about it. "I'm actually feeling very happy and positive about the results that I got," Kotchilea told CBC's Loren McGinnis, host of The Trailbreaker Tuesday morning. "As … a newcomer to politics, it shows you that if you have passion and people get to know you as a person, along with having an education, that people are willing to put that 'X' ne
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, is hearing various charges filed against her and several colleagues by the military, including incitement — spreading false or inflammatory information that could di
Quebec Premier François Legault on Tuesday defended comments he made leading up to the election encouraging voters to support Erin O'Toole's Conservatives, saying that while they didn't win, the majority of Quebecers did vote "blue." In his calculation, Legault lumped together victories for both the Bloc Québécois and the Conservatives. On Sept. 9, Legault met with reporters and said the federal Liberal, NDP and Green parties were "dangerous" for the interests of Quebec nationalists. Legault sai
LONDON (AP) — Hungary was ordered by FIFA on Tuesday to play its next World Cup qualifier without spectators as punishment for the latest racial abuse by its supporters when England played in Budapest. The Hungarian federation was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($217,000), one of the largest financial penalties handed out to a country by the world governing body. In a sign of a systemic problem with racism from Hungarian fans, the punishment extends their run of games in empty stadiums because
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport on Tuesday among migrants sent home from a squalid Texas border camp, as U.S. President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure to stop an expulsions policy the U.N. refugee chief said may be illegal. Nearly 10,000 migrants, mainly Haitian, remain in worsening conditions in the impromptu camp that sprang up under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande from the Texas town Del Rio to Mexico's Ciudad Acuna. In recent days, U.S. authorities have removed at least 4,000 people from the site for processing in detention centers.
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BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in the western town of Halver in April. Among them were a laptop, picture books, cups and glasses, some fish sticks, pasta and a smart speaker for playing children's stories. When the man tried to download new stories onto the device
Canada is conspicuously absent from the new security pact signed between the U.S., the U.K. and Australia on China. Is it time for Canada to take a page from the Australian playbook on managing China?
An active volcano in Spain's Canary Islands is creating rivers of lava that are swallowing homes and even swimming pools as it snakes its way to sea.
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people will get a chance to get to know the shy, teenager Evan Hansen this month, but Ben Platt is waving farewell. The actor and singer is intimately intertwined with Evan, originating the role in 2015 and eventually leading the stage musical “Dear Evan Hansen” to its world debut in Washington, D.C. He soon took Evan off-Broadway, then to Broadway and Grammy triumphs. He is now unveiling the character on film, a final pairing. “I really was very grateful and very pri
Editor's note: This was first published on Sept. 10, 2021. This version corrects the amount of money that Westario Power Inc. is required to flow into Bruce County's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program ($2,000 or 0.12 per cent of distribution revenue, whichever is greater). BRUCE COUNTY – With the pandemic showing no sign of disappearing anytime soon, and the financial hardships it has caused continuing, programs to help low-income households are welcome. One such program is administered by Bru
Student leaders at the University of Alberta are warning that students with disabilities may be getting an inequitable learning experience as a result of changes in services to assist them. The U of A's Academic Success Centre works provides support to students with disabilities, such as exam accommodations, which can take the form of extra time on a test or the use of adaptive technology or software. Pre-pandemic, the centre would arrange a space for students to work on exams proctored by a sta
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